Kishin Line

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  K   Kishin Line
JRW series127 Kishin.jpg
Himeji-bound KiHa 127 series train
Overview
Locale Hyōgo Prefecture and Okayama Prefecture
Termini Himeji
Niimi
Stations 36
Operation
Opening 1923
Operator(s) JR West
Rolling stock KiHa 40 series, KiHa 120, KiHa 122/127 series
Technical
Line length 158.1 km (98.2 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 100 km/h (60 mph) (Himeji–Kōzuki)
85 km/h (55 mph) (Kōzuki–Niimi)

Kishin Line (姫新線 Kishin-sen?) is a railway line operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) between Himeji, Hyōgo and Niimi, Okayama, Japan.

Stations[edit]

  • S: Trains stop
  • s: Some trains stop
  • |: Trains pass
Name Distance (km) Rapid Transfers Location
Himeji 姫路 0.0     Sanyō Shinkansen, Sanyō Main Line (JR Kobe Line), Bantan Line
Sanyo Electric Railway Main Line (Sanyo Himeji)
Himeji Hyōgo
Harima-Takaoka 播磨高岡 3.8      
Yobe 余部 6.1      
Ōichi 太市 9.9      
Hon-Tatsuno 本竜野 14.9       Tatsuno
Higashi-Hashisaki 東觜崎 17.8      
Harima-Shingū 播磨新宮 22.1      
Sembon 千本 27.6      
Nishi-Kurisu 西栗栖 31.2      
Mikazuki 三日月 36.6       Sayō,
Sayō District
Harima-Tokusa 播磨徳久 42.5      
Sayo 佐用 45.9 S   Chizu Express Chizu Line
Kōzuki 上月 50.9 S    
Mimasaka-Doi 美作土居 57.6 s     Mimasaka Okayama
Mimasaka-Emi 美作江見 63.0 S    
Narahara 楢原 66.4 s    
Hayashino 林野 70.4 S    
Katsumada 勝間田 74.3 S     Shōō,
Katsuta District
Nishi-Katsumada 西勝間田 77.3 s    
Mimasaka-Ōsaki 美作大崎 79.3 s     Tsuyama
Higashi-Tsuyama 東津山 83.7 S   Inbi Line
Tsuyama 津山 86.3 S S Tsuyama Line
Innoshō 院庄 90.8   s  
Mimasaka-Sendai 美作千代 95.6   S  
Tsuboi 坪井 98.3   S  
Mimasaka-Oiwake 美作追分 103.9     Maniwa
Mimasaka-Ochiai 美作落合 110.9   S  
Komi 古見 114.6   s  
Kuse 久世 118.9   S  
Chūgoku-Katsuyama 中国勝山 123.8   S  
Tsukida 月田 128.6   S  
Tomihara 富原 134.7   s  
Osakabe 刑部 141.2   S   Niimi
Tajibe 丹治部 145.0   s  
Iwayama 岩山 149.8   s  
Niimi 新見 158.1   S Hakubi Line, Geibi Line

Rolling stock[edit]

New KiHa 122 and KiHa 127 series diesel multiple units (DMUs) were introduced on the line between Himeji and Kōzuki from spring 2009. Journey times were reduced from spring 2010 after the entire fleet of new trains had been delivered.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ キハ122、127系気動車の新製投入について, JR West press release, 26 August 2008. Retrieved on 27 August 2008. (Japanese)